The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man ★★★

Minus the themes of domestic violence, The Invisible Man is a stripped-down home invasion slash stalker movie that highlights nothing but paranoia. But if you consider each plot point as a whole, the film offers a whole new perspective to the “woman protagonist left to fend for herself” trope. She doesn’t seem weak all throughout (which has always been the case with these kinds of movies) and even builds up her character as it goes along. THAT is how you use a female lead character to advance the story. The only thing that kind of threw me off is the final act, where things felt a bit rushed just so Cecilia can get the justice she deserves. At the very least, the movie is an awesome experience from the first frame until the last. Overall, The Invisible Man is a decent thriller adaptation that adds a different layer of fresh, creative social relevance to H.G. Wells’ original story.